Outright & matching gifts

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts remain a valuable and viable source of donations for the University of Houston and its programs. Regardless of size, an outright gift is an effective way of assisting UH to fund areas the donor considers important. The most common donations to the university come from outright gifts, such as cash, which are received and utilized right away.

The University of Houston appreciates all levels of support for current operations, endowment, and capital purposes and gladly accepts gifts of cash, securities, and certain types of property.


A gift of cash is the simplest form of giving, whether a donor wishes to support the Dean's Excellence Fund, create a scholarship or endowment, benefit an academic program or designate monies to a capital campaign.

Cash gifts provide the most immediate benefits for the donor and the university. Individuals who itemize income tax returns can deduct donations of cash to the Bauer College of Business.


An alternative to cash is a gift of appreciated securities, which can offer income tax deduction benefits as well as savings on capital gains.

Personal Property

Book, art, manuscript, and other special collections offer donors an opportunity to share coveted treasures as well as benefit from an income tax deduction and reduction of estate taxes.

As with all gifts, the Office of Development and External Relations can discuss ways to maximize the benefits of personal property gifts for both the donor and the College.

Matching Gifts

Through corporate matching, charitable contributions can be doubled or even tripled. The process is as simple as completing a standard matching gift form from the employer and mailing it with a gift to the university.

Learn whether your employer has a matching gifts program by searching our online database. You may also contact your Human Resources Department directly. Mail your gift with the form to:

P.O. BOX 867
HOUSTON, TX 77001-0867

The proceeds from the match will be placed toward the same program as the original gift.

For further information, please contact Marline S. Denby, Matching Gift Administrator, at (713) 743-8921 or e-mail at MSDenby@central.uh.edu

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If you would like more specific information, contact our Office of Development & Fundraising at 713-743-4626 or at bauer@uh.edu